[d at DCC] Petition asks government to prohibit TPMs on IT devices (fwd)
russell at flora.ca
Mon Aug 14 20:39:04 EDT 2006
Forwarding this letter. The petition had a good writeup in
I also sent a link to my MP. You may wish to use this media attention as
a way to open a conversation with your own MP, before everyone heads back
to the house for September 19.
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Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:34:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell McOrmond
To: James Rajotte - Chair of Industry-Science-Technology committee
Cc: Heritage Minister, Industry Minister
Subject: Petition asks government to prohibit TPMs on IT devices
Copy to Hon. Bev Oda, Heritage Minister, and Hon. Maxime Bernier, Minister of
Mr James Rajotte,
Chair for Industry, Science and Technology Committee
I am following up on an earlier letter, I wanted you to be aware of this
article in ITBusiness.ca:
Petition asks government to prohibit TPMs on IT devices
This article indicates I am looking for an MP who understands the importance
of private property rights.
"I want to get an MP who will hold up a camcorder and say,
''From my cold dead hands,''" he said. "If we can manage to do
that, then we win."
"DRM is state-sponsored theft," McOrmond said, adding the issue may
require considerable education within the federal government. "We need
someone who understands why the means of production and distribution
must be in private hands. If we have to explain that, we're in
As someone who has a background in property rights I am wondering if you are
that MP. Dealing with this policy would be so much easier with the help of an
MP who understood the importance of property rights, and didn't believe in
massive government erosion of property rights for what at best amount to
questionable policy purposes.
I can be made available to you to discuss this issue any time you are in
Ottawa. We can go over the petition and I can try to explain the different
property rights holders that are implicated by current so-called "digital
copyright" policy proposals.
305 Southcrest Private,
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property
rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition!
"The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware
manufacturers, can pry my camcorder, computer, home theatre, or
portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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